The Fake Epiphone Thread!

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  1. xp50

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  2. Sinmastah

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    From what I've learned from the guys here, it's a fake!
    The rest of what he's selling looks pretty fake too.
    Just look at the crooked knobs of the VS Standard Plus! All 4 going to different directions.
     
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    Thanks for the thread... I am saving for an Epiphone LP. But I guess I am buying the official importer. At least I'll never have to worry about this then.
     
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    Hey guys,

    What do you think about this one? Fake or Real?

    Greetings from Belgium
     

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    Its an LP special, they dont fake those, so youre off the hook!
     
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    All fine except for the third. Are you in the market for an Epi?
     
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    Hi guys,

    Looking at purchasing an Epiphone Les Paul Standard.

    Have spent a few hours browsing this thread/site to work out if the guitar we are looking at is not a fake.

    From what I read here it seems ok except the "h" in the Epiphone on the headstock is in the same place as the fake guitar at the start of this thread !

    Pics attached, the serial no. is I05080695.

    The owner doesn't know if its a plus top or not (and neither do I). He claims he bought it from ebay a year ago.

    The opinion of a more seasoned eye then myself would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
     

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    Hmmmm, can you get a better picture of the body? It looks iffy.
     
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    I have one other shot of the body, otherwise I will have to ask the seller to take some more pics.

    Initially I thought it was a genuine guitar but after combing through this thread I am just not sure anymore.
     

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    Looks fine, the knobs looked off before. Peace Jenny
     
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    Tonight I dreamt about a fake Epiphone. It was so bad, the knobs were tiny and all cluttered together by the tailpiece (like on some of those Musoland fakes, just worse). Its finish was horrible, it was supposed to resemble a guitar that had been stored in a moist dungeon for some years, so it was brownish with long fungus "hair" growing out of it, hahaha.
     
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    Hmmm, thats kind of weird, not gonna lie :laugh2:
     
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